Gwyndolin Vail discusses their transgender journey in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Fall 2021 issue of Healthy Together. See the full story on page 4.
Dr. Vail, who earned their PhD in 2020, is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers University in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience. They are interested in the interplay of genetic sex and sex hormones in governing energy homeostasis, with a current focus on sex differences in energy usage during exercise. To study this, they are examining the role of specific neurons in the ventral lateral area of the hypothalamus that sense and respond to low levels of glucose, as may occur during endurance exercise.